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The Multifaceted Roles of STAT3 Signaling in the Progression of Prostate Cancer
AbstractThe signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3 governs essential functions of epithelial and hematopoietic cells that are often dysregulated in cancer. While the role for STAT3 in promoting the progression of many solid and hematopoietic malignancies is well established, this review will focus on the importance of STAT3 in prostate cancer progression to the incurable metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Indeed, STAT3 integrates different signaling pathways involved in the reactivation of androgen receptor pathway, stem like cells and the epithelial to mesenchymal transition that drive progression to mCRPC. As equally important, STAT3 regulates interactions between tumor cells and the microenvironment as well as immune cell activation. This makes it a major factor in facilitating prostate cancer escape from detection of the immune response, promoting an immunosuppressive environment that allows growth and metastasis. Based on the multifaceted nature of STAT3 signaling in the progression to mCRPC, the promise of STAT3 as a therapeutic target to prevent prostate cancer progression and the variety of STAT3 inhibitors used in cancer therapies is discussed.
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Bishop, J.L.; Thaper, D.; Zoubeidi, A. The Multifaceted Roles of STAT3 Signaling in the Progression of Prostate Cancer. Cancers 2014, 6, 829-859.View more citation formats
Bishop JL, Thaper D, Zoubeidi A. The Multifaceted Roles of STAT3 Signaling in the Progression of Prostate Cancer. Cancers. 2014; 6(2):829-859.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bishop, Jennifer L.; Thaper, Daksh; Zoubeidi, Amina. 2014. "The Multifaceted Roles of STAT3 Signaling in the Progression of Prostate Cancer." Cancers 6, no. 2: 829-859.